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    Back when I was younger, I used to do P/T installs. I had all the gear; amps, subs, the whole 9 yards. Then I got rid of the Honda that I had totally ripped to shreds with wires, custom speaker mounts, regular speaker mounts, etc., and Leased a '99 VW Jetta. I didn't install all the gear I took out of my old car, because A) It was leased B) the component speakers I had didn't fit easily, etc. So I've been suffering with the stock system which isn't all that bad.

    I got into a small accident a few weeks ago, and while my car was in the shop I rented a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. I got real used to the stereo system in that car - it sounded real nice; rich undistorted bass, and trebles that didn't pierce your ear drums.

    I picked up my Jetta at the body shop today, and realized for the first time how crappy the stereo really sounds. So I decided that I'd try to install all the gear that's been laying around in boxes for 3 years. I don't even need the subs or anything - just some better rear deck speakers, maybe some better front door speakers. And if it doesn't sound good then, I may try installing the amps and sub.

    But, I'm rusty, and I'm less creative these days. I just want to go and do it, I don't want to have to deal with creating a workable solution. So, does anyone know any good sites that offer specific install directions for various cars - VW Jettas specifically - or maybe a forum somewhere that I could ask things that I've forgotten?

    Any tips would be much appreciated .


  • #2
    I wish I could help you, but when I was using other than stock equipment, it as usually just a huge amp in the trunk with a few hundred feet of speaker wire and some bose speakers.

    we didn't try to get loud going down the road, we set up in fields and had keggers...


    • #3
      LOL! I *wish* I had a field somewhere around here!

      Come to think of it, I wich I had a kegger around here too...

      I don't want to be one of those Bass machines that you can hear from 10 miles away - I just want the music I play to sound clear and, well, good!



      • #4
        I have not wired a car in years, but it should not be hard to do it with out any damage to the car.

        I used to have a 1500 buck camero with about 10 grand in equipment - god that thing was a mobile sound studio.

        We would open the back hatch, throw out speakers to both sides a couple of hundred feet and it would sound like a mini concert.


        • #5
          The users at helped me design and install the stereo in my S10, nice forum, hopefully they can help you out also.


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